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April 2019

Connecting to Country – Boort Family Fun Day

April 15, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Interested in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage? Come along to a free family fun day at Lake Boort. Details in the attached flyer.

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Nature Play Week – Platypus Picnic

April 24, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Platypus Picnic for Nature Play Week | Melbourne Water Join us for a morning of activities for preschoolers. Youngsters will get to meet Splash the platypus, see our wriggly waterbugs, learn about our waterways and make their own creation to take home. Wear appropriate clothing for outdoors. All children must be actively supervised by an adult. To register:  Email: waterwatch@melbournewater.com.au or phone: 131722 Please advise number of children when booking

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Frogs of Fawkner

April 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Frogs of Fawkner (Moomba Park, Fawkner) Did you know a rare frog, the Growling Grass Frog, has been re-discovered in Fawkner? Join Merri Creek Management Committee’s Waterwatch Coordinator for a walk and talk, froggy activities, learn to recognise different frog calls and help collect important data for the frog census. Families are most welcome. The event involves walking, so please bring weather appropriate clothing for the event (frogs love rain so don’t be put off by a rainy evening, this event…

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May 2019

ClimateWatch in Parks Program and Professional Learning Workshops

May 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Delivering a ClimateWatch in Parks program to regional Victoria In partnership with Parks Victoria, Earthwatch is connecting schools and community groups to their Parks and training them to monitor local plants and animals for climate change impacts. Applications are currently open to schools and community groups in the regions of: Bendigo, City of Greater Bendigo Shepparton, City of Greater Shepparton Morwell National Park, La Trobe Bellarine Peninsula, City of Greater Geelong Rickett's Point, Bayside Venus Baths, Halls Gap, Northern Grampians Anakie Gorge, Moorabool/Golden Plains/City of…

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The Living Pavillion

May 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Living Pavilion is a living laboratory - a recyclable, biodegradable, edible and biodiverse event space that celebrates Indigenous knowledge, ecological science and sustainable design through participatory arts practice. Its unique horticultural design features over 40,000 Kulin Nation plants. The Living Pavilion logo by Dixon Patten, represents this. The circle in the middle represents a meeting space. The water represents the creek that once flowed through the space and signifies journey and life. The plants represent flora and fauna and…

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April 2022

Campaspe Schools Project Prattle (online)

April 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Schools along the Campaspe River are invited to the first of two online Project Prattles during 2022 (Woodend PS, Kyneton PS, Sacred Heart College Kyneton, Langley PS, Redesdale Mia Mia PS, Eppalock PS, Goornong PS, Elmore PS, Rochester PS, St Joseph's College Echuca) Let’s get together as teachers from the top of the catchment (Woodend) to the bottom (Echuca) for ‘an hour of power’ to fast track your learning about the Campaspe River and Campaspe catchment and equip you with resources…

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RiverScan Schools Project Prattle (online)

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Schools in the RiverScan project area are invited to the first of two online Project Prattles during 2022 (Lake Boga PS, Koondrook PS, Lake Charm PS, Leitchville PS, Gunbower PS, Kerang Christian College, St Joseph's PS Kerang and Boort District P-12 College). Let’s get together as teachers from the RiverScan project area for ‘an hour of power’ to fast track your learning about the waterways and catchments of the Gunbower, lower Loddon area and equip you with resources to share with…

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Coliban catchment schools Project Prattle (online)

April 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Schools in the Coliban catchment are invited to the first of two online Project Prattles during 2022 (Trentham PS and Malmsbury PS). Let’s get together as teachers from the Healthy Coliban Catchment project area for ‘an hour of power’ to fast track your learning about the Coliban catchment and equip you with resources to share with your students. A chance for River Detectives teachers to share and learn with each other and from experts. Special Guest: Angela Gladman, A Healthy Coliban Catchment Project Manager Learn…

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Bendigo Creek schools Project Prattle

April 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Knight St White Hills, 13 Knight St
White Hills, VIC 3550 Australia
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Schools along the Bendigo Creek are invited to the first of two Project Prattles during 2022. (Kangaroo Flat PS, Golden Square PS, Camp Hill PS, Weeroona College, Epsom PS, Huntly PS). Let’s get together as teachers from along Bendigo Creek for ‘an hour of power’ to fast track your learning about the Bendigo Creek and equip you with resources to share with your students.  And because our schools are relatively close, let’s do something crazy and meet face to face and…

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June 2022

Going With The Flow – River Detectives on Country

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

This is an invitation only event for schools in the Gunbower / Lower Loddon area affiliated through their involvement in the River Detectives program with the Native Fish Recovery Project and RiverScan citizen-science project. The day out on Gunbower Creek will be a fun and interactive day to learn about the area's beautiful waterways.  Students will enjoy four activities; Cultural activity with Barapa Traditional Owners What is water for the environment ? with fish ecologist and Turtles Australia Clay sculptures…

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